Senior Web Designer Salary
Senior Web Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Compensation ranges from $49K on the lower end to $102K per year on the higher end. Total incomes of Senior Web Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $102K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Senior Web Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Senior Web Designer
A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.Read More...
Work environments for senior web designers can vary greatly. For example, if an individual is employed as a telecommuter, then their work environment may be very different from someone who works from a specific office. That said, most employers still want senior web designers to be onsite, if for no other reason than to enable them to easily collaborate with others working on related projects.
Most employers expect a senior web designer to have not only a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, but also several years’ hands-on experience designing web sites. However, some firms will accept extensive experience in lieu of a degree.
Senior Web Designer Tasks
- Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
- Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
- Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer
As Senior Web Designers transition into upper-level roles such as User Experience Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. User Experience Directors earn $132K on average per year. Senior Web Designers typically move into roles as Creative Directors or User Experience Designers, and those positions pay $12K more and $4K more, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Senior Web Designers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $73K.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Senior Web Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Senior Web Designers in Cincinnati take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (13 percent lower) and Tampa (8 percent lower).
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